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3284521 - Off Cycle Event Batch for Job Information: Forward Propagation post 2H 2022

Symptom

The Off Cycle Event Batch (OCEB) for Job Information now (2H 2022 release onwards) considers only the current active records of employees by default. This prevents creation of duplicate records in the system. This enhancement may impact how forward propagation used to work in Job Information when OCEB is involved. 

Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • Off Cycle Event Batch
  • Forward Propagation
  • Job Information

Resolution

Pre 2H 2022 release scenario:

In this example, the option Include Only Current Record is set to No for the OCEB.

User1 has the following set of Job Information records as of 22/12/2022:

Event DateEventDesignationBusiness UnitDivision
1/1/2000HireSupervisorBU1Div1
4/12/2022Data ChangeSupervisorBU2Div2
31/12/2022PromotionLeadBU2Div2

OCEB with Job Information base object runs on 22/12/2022 to update BU2 to BU3 and Div2 to Div3. This will create 2 records as of 22/12/2022 as shown in the following table:

Event DateEventDesignationBusiness UnitDivision
1/1/2000HireSupervisorBU1Div1
4/12/2022Data ChangeSupervisorBU2Div2
22/12/2022Data Change (Sequence 1)SupervisorBU3Div3
22/12/2022Data Change (Sequence 2)SupervisorBU3Div3
31/12/2022PromotionLeadBU2Div2

Here Seuence 2 record compares Business Unit and Division data between the previous record with Sequence 1 and the future record with effective date 31/12/2022. Since these 2 records' data don't match, forward propgation does not take place.

Post 2H 2022 release scenario:

Post 2H 2022 release, the option Include Only Current Record is universally set to Yes. 

User1 has the following set of Job Information records as of 22/12/2022:

Event DateEventDesignationBusiness UnitDivision
1/1/2000HireSupervisorBU1Div1
4/12/2022Data ChangeSupervisorBU2Div2
31/12/2022PromotionLeadBU2Div2

OCEB with Job Information base object runs on 22/12/2022 to update BU2 to BU3 and Div2 to Div3. This will create only 1 record as of 22/12/2022 as shown in the following table:

Event DateEventDesignationBusiness UnitDivision
1/1/2000HireSupervisorBU1Div1
4/12/2022Data ChangeSupervisorBU2Dvi2
22/12/2022Data ChangeSupervisorBU3Div3
31/12/2022PromotionLeadBU3Div3

Here the record with effective date 22/12/2022 compares Business Unit and Division data between previous record with effective date 4/12/2022 and the future record with effective date 31/12/2022. Since these 2 records' data are identical, forward propgation takes place.

If customers don't want the forward propagation to take place, they can control it by not selecting the following permission: Enable Forward Propagation during Incremental Import in Employee Central Import Settings RBP table

See Also

What's New Viewer: Off Cycle Event Batch for Job Information Includes Only Current Active Records

Off Cycle Event Batch

Keywords

b2211, Include Only Current Record, ECT-191417, FP, OCEB, Enable Forward Propagation during Incremental Import  , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-JOB-OFF , Off Cycle Event Batch , LOD-SF-EC-JOB-FWP , Forward Propagation , Problem

Product

SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Core all versions